LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Feb 06 2014
Arianespace

ABS-2 & Athena-Fidus

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

February 6, 2014 at 4:30 PM EST

(February 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

February 6, 2014 at 4:30 PM EST

(February 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

February 6, 2014 at 4:30 PM EST

(February 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • ABS-2 is an Indian digital direct-broadcast television satellite operating at 75 degrees. Athena-Fidus is a French-Italian telecommunication satellite providing high-throughput secure communications to French and Italian armed force and emergency services. Operating in geostationary orbit.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 3